IUKA — The House of Representatives has passed by voice vote H.R. 3044, which approves the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka.
Located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, the Yellow Creek Port was developed for economic development purposes by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in cooperation with the state of Mississippi.
“Manufacturing remains one of the top drivers of the economy in Mississippi,” Rep. Alan Nunnelee (MS-01) said. “It is important that we remain competitive, attracting new business and creating an environment for current business to expand. The approval of this 173-acre land transfer allows the state of Mississippi to do just that.”
TVA previously transferred real property at the port to the state of Mississippi that has been developed commercially and includes a number of manufacturing operations. The Yellow Creek Port facilities are home to a dock, mooring cells, a railway connection, mobile cranes, warehouses, and barge storage areas.
Congressmen Bennie Thompson (MS-02), Gregg Harper (MS-03) and Steven Palazzo (MS-04) are cosponsors of the legislation. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are cosponsors of the companion measure S.212, in the Senate.